Advertisement

Select Page

Okanagan Wine Festival Heralds Rite of Spring in Valley Vineyards

Okanagan Wine Festival Heralds Rite of Spring in Valley Vineyards

wine-tasting-8th-generation

The Okanagan is set to enjoy its annual Spring Wine Festivals now in its 21st year. Wine lovers can soak up the record-breaking warm Valley weather with a glass in hand at over 120 member wineries and indulge in more than 90 culinary and wine activities from Osoyoos to Oyama, from April 30 to May 10.

As the heady aromas of spring blossoms burst forth and the Valley’s vintners eagerly await the annual rite of bud burst in the vineyards, the celebratory kickoff to the season with the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival commences.  From savoury bites to music filled nights some delectable new highlights this year include: an “Iron Sommelier” BC wine and food pairing competition, sensory wine and viticulture workshops at Okanagan College, and live music and record spinning DJs in the Valley’s numerous new architecturally striking wineries, breweries and fruit distilleries.

tasting-room-1
“The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival is a fabulous springboard to kick off our new season as we celebrate our new releases with new and old friends and of course, incredible food," says Don Triggs, Co-Proprietor of Culmina Family Estate Winery.

"We are thrilled to once again welcome visitors from around the country... to come face to face with our region’s leading winemakers and growers."

"We are thrilled to once again welcome visitors from around the country and around the globe to join in celebrating some of the best wines produced in the world - and to come face to face with our region’s leading winemakers and growers," says Glenn Mandziuk, CEO, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.

Meet the artisan winemakers, craft brewers, fruit distillers, and celebrated chefs of the Okanagan Valley, one of the world’s top 10 regions for wine touring.

The ten days of intimate and interactive experiences include scenic cycling tours, vineyard hikes and alfresco picnics, sumptuous winery dinners, master chef culinary classes, and hands on winemaking seminars.

One of the signature events starts the entire week, the Best of Varietal Wine Awards on Thursday April 30, judged by 15 sommeliers and wine experts.  The weekend then rocks with the iconic WestJet Wine Tastings Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2, offering live music and a party atmosphere with wineries from across the entire Valley all under one historic roof. The festivities wrap up Mother’s Day with numerous winery brunches.

Visit www.thewinefestivals.com for full event details.

Related Post

About The Author

Editor

Okanagan Life captures the essence of life in the Okanagan Valley with informative and entertaining features on issues that matter to people who live or vacation in this great region, plus stories on Okanagan destinations, personalities, wine, food, history, outdoor recreation and more. We're now in our 30th year of publishing. Subscribe

30,000 giveaway for small business okanagan

Current Issue

yearly-subscribeDigital Edition - Yearly Subscription

Each month, we're giving away 30 free annual subscriptions to celebrate our 30th year in publishing! With a digital subscription, you can enjoy Okanagan Life on your tablet.

Upcoming Events

Feb
25
Sun
9:00 am Apex Mountain Chamber Mixer @ Apex Mountain Resort
Apex Mountain Chamber Mixer @ Apex Mountain Resort
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apex Mountain Chamber Mixer @ Apex Mountain Resort | Penticton | BC | Canada
Chamber Members gather your staff, family and friends to enjoy a fun day of outdoor activities at Apex Mountain Resort A Special Thank you to our Platnium Sponsor Apex Mountain Resort for their continued support[...]
7:30 pm Sister Act – The Musical @ Kelowna Actors Studio
Sister Act – The Musical @ Kelowna Actors Studio
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sister Act - The Musical @ Kelowna Actors Studio | Kelowna | BC | Canada
February 7 – 25, 2018 Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film. Sing Hallelujah for this new, ridiculously fun, feel-good musical that will have you jumping to your[...]
Feb
28
Wed
6:00 pm Communal Table Dinner Series @ Quails' Gate
Communal Table Dinner Series @ Quails' Gate
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Communal Table Dinner Series @ Quails' Gate | West Kelowna | BC | Canada
Join us on Wednesday’s for our long table dinners, each time exploring a different theme or region in the world. Enjoy 3 family-style courses for $55 per person (plus tax & gratuity). January 10: France[...]
Mar
3
Sat
11:00 am Lake Country Children’s Festival... @ Creekside Theatre
Lake Country Children’s Festival... @ Creekside Theatre
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lake Country Children's Festival presented by TD @ Creekside Theatre | Lake Country | BC | Canada
Lake Country Indoor Children’s Festival presented by TD returns for the third annual celebration. Over 30 interactive childrens activity booths, theatre performances, Global Children’s Village, and much much more. More information will be released early[...]

TWITTER

Error: Please enter a valid email address

Error: Invalid email

Error: Please enter your first name

Error: Please enter your last name

Error: Please enter a username

Error: Please enter a password

Error: Please confirm your password

Error: Password and password confirmation do not match